Interior design and decoration. The Nordic Style, a decoration that everyone likes for its cosy and functional simplicity.
If you are a loyal follower of Scandinavian design, don’t miss our following guidelines to bring it into your home:
- – SIMPLICITY, ITS MAIN BASE
- – WOOD, ITS GREAT ALLY
- – ALL IN WHITE
- – COMBINE IT WITH ICONIC PIECES
- – RECYCLE AND RECOVER
- – NATURAL FABRICS
- – NATURAL FIBRES AND PLANTS
The Nordic Style is more in vogue than ever, it is continually reinventing itself and attracting followers with its ingenuity to adapt to all types of homes all over the world.
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SIMPLICITY, ITS MAIN BASE
We have been living with the Nordic Style in interior design and decoration for decades, but in recent years it has become one of the most «trendy» styles in decoration. Simple, elegant and practical, its design appeals to everyone regardless of age or nationality. It uses furniture with straight, simple and refined lines. Minimalist and austere, but not boring and cold. It’s all about the details: decorative candles, tasteful plaids or a composition of framed photographs. With these subtle details you can create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
YOUR GREAT ALLIED
Wood is, par excellence, the essential material of the Nordic Style. In grey or brown tones and practically untreated, this noble material will bring the necessary warmth to your Scandinavian-style home. Use light woods such as birch, beech or oak for the dining table, the coffee table in the living room or for key pieces in the bedroom. Combine it with light structures in white or light grey aluminium. And of course, wood for the floor too. You don’t need to invest a lot of money, as laminates with wonderful textures are available at affordable prices. And of course, wood for your decorative details: bowls, vases, candle holders…
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ALL IN WHITE
Abuse the colour white and neutral tones in both furniture and decorative details. Light grey is another good option, especially for sofa fabrics and upholstery in general. You can add cheerful touches with geometric prints. Pastel tones are ideal for cushions: aqua blue, pale pink or mint green. And if you’re more daring, use mustard yellow; a colour that goes perfectly with whites and greys. Add black accents and you have the perfect Scandinavian vibe.
COMBINE WITH ICONIC PIECES
Use replicas of iconic pieces to create the ultimate scandi look. Fabulous imitations are available at very low cost prices. Combine a wooden dining table with the legendary Eames chair in white, or in a pastel shade if you want to give it a more vintage feel. If your kitchen is open concept, add some Tolix stools in grey or light blue for a Nordic Industrial look. In the living room, go for a replica of the Morris armchair or the Egg armchair, it will look great. Interior design and decoration of the highest level.
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RECYCLE AND RECOVER
If you are handy: recycle and recover. Buy fruit crates and paint them in pastel tones and reuse them as bookshelves or simply to support your photos and decorative details. Paint a wooden board white, add some simple easels and you’ll have a beautiful desk.
Natural fabrics such as wool, cotton or linen for upholstery and cushions. Also for curtains, but remember, avoid prints and keep them simple and subtle. This style of decoration is all about bringing light and brightness into your home. Dress up your living room and bedrooms with rugs in light tones, plain or with subtle lines. And to keep you warm in winter, rugs and cushions made of synthetic fur.
NATURAL FIBRES AND PLANTS
And why not use rugs and poufs made of natural fibres such as sisal or jute. Decorate with details of ceramics and recycled glass. The combination of these materials with the Nordic style is called «Scandi Hygge»: a decoration that invites calm and serenity.
Finish off your Nordic look with natural plants. We all know the great benefits they bring us, but at the same time they are super decorative and will take the coldness away from the excess of white.
Harmony, balance and comfort. Noble materials, natural fabrics, light tones and lots of light. The Nordic Style never goes out of fashion as it is constantly evolving. Go for this simple design trend, but always true to your tastes and lifestyle.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
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Tanya Encinas · Interior design and decoration
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